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All you need to know: MLB rumors and news roundup for March 10

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Manny Machado isn't exactly thrilled about his 2014 salary. (USATSI)
Manny Machado isn't exactly thrilled about his 2014 salary. (USATSI)

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On the MLB hot stove front, here's all that's worth knowing for Monday, March 10 ...

SIGNINGS, AGREEMENTS & TRANSACTIONS

- Braves: Acquired minor-league RHP Zach Stewart from the White Sox in exchange for cash considerations. (Paul Sullivan via Twitter)

- Orioles: 3B Manny Machado agreed to a $519,000 contract for 2014 plus a $100,000 bonus for winning the Platinum Glove award. The MLB minimum for 2014 is $500,000. Machado, who isn't yet arbitration-eligible, called the contract "disappointing," mostly because he wants a long-term deal with the O's and, in his words, to spend the rest of his career in Baltimore. However, the team is likely playing it cautious until Machado proves recent knee surgery hasn't cost him anything in terms of mobility. (Dan Connolly, Baltimore Sun)

INJURY UPDATES

- Braves: After flashing diminished velocity, RHP Brandon Beachy left his Monday outing with a biceps tightness. He has experienced inflammation in his surgically repaired elbow, too.

- Dodgers: RHP Zack Greinke (calf) felt fine after a Monday bullpen session and could see game action this week. (Ken Gurnick, MLB.com)

- Phillies: LHP Cole Hamels (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday. He's yet to pitch this spring and will open the season on the disabled list. (Jim Salisbury, CSN Philly)

RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.

- Braves: After a recent spate of pitching injuries, Atlanta might have interest in free-agent RHP Ervin Santana.

- White Sox: MGR Robin Ventura on Monday named Chris Sale his opening day starter.

- Yankees: There's reportedly significant trade interest in backup catcher Francisco Cervelli. (Chris Cotillo, MLB Daily Dish)

 
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